2008/09/23

NEW NET Issues List for 23 Sep 2008

Below is the final list of issues for the TUESDAY, 16 September 2008, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 pm weekly gathering. This week we're upstairs at Tom's Drive In, 501 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

The ‘net

  1. Yahoo testing new home page design http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/18/BUSJ130GMT.DTL
  2. Amazon Launches Content Delivery Network. Rivals, Watch Out! http://tinyurl.com/4fuvbm (GigaOm)
  3. Cisco Acquires Jabber http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/cisco_acquires_jabber_the_company.php
  4. Personal syndication overload http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10046826-2.html
  5. Twittermoms Shows Why Twitter Needs Groups http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/19/twittermoms-shows-moms-care-too/
  6. Scribblar Lets You Socially Scribble http://www.centernetworks.com/scribblar-whiteboard-conferencing
  7. Windows Live + Outlook: Shared Calendaring that Just Works http://tinyurl.com/54ej52 (25hrsaday)
  8. Microsoft Makes Key Hire in Researcher Danah Boyd http://tinyurl.com/4mqhgs (ReadWriteWeb)

Security, Privacy & Digital Controls

  1. Federal lawsuits take on the humble hyperlink http://tinyurl.com/4ozxap (Ars technica)
  2. Palin e-mail hack details emerge http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7624809.stm
  3. New York State issues RFID-embedded driver's license http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/hughes/34015
  4. EFF sues U.S. over NSA surveillance program http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10046097-38.html
  5. Comcast loses P2P religion, goes agnostic on throttling http://tinyurl.com/4ycz4a (Ars technica)
  6. Expanded Powers to Search Travelers at Border http://tinyurl.com/4qx83x (WashingtonPost)

Mobile Computing & Communicating

  1. T-Mobile's $199 Google phone http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/27238/report-t-mobiles-google-phone-to-sell-for-199/
  2. Android's 10 Most Exciting Apps http://gizmodo.com/5053280/androids-10-most-exciting-apps
  3. Android: Google's Dream, Apple's Nightmare? http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1843164,00.html?imw=Y
  4. Google Android: Prepare to Be Underwhelmed http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2330829,00.asp
  5. iPhone Developers Go From Rags to Riches http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/09/indie-developer.html
  6. Rail Fans in Deadly Light http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122179026816055427.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
  7. Seesmic Launches Mobile Cell Phone Video http://www.centernetworks.com/seesmic-mobile-video-application
  8. Toshiba takes wraps off netbook http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09/18/toshiba_unveils_netbook/
  9. '60,000' devices are left in cabs http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7620569.stm
  10. New Vuzix iPod goggles offer wide-screen display http://tinyurl.com/3rzmxb (YahooNews)
  11. The Rise of the Superphone http://gigaom.com/2008/09/22/the-rise-of-the-superphone/

Open Source

  1. OpenOffice.org Basic crash course: Saving user settings http://www.linux.com/feature/147472
  2. A new Linux landscape http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2008/0919/1221689999236.html
  3. VirtualBox update brings improved performance and 64-bit support http://www.linux.com/feature/148194
  4. Securing your network with PacketFence http://www.linux.com/feature/147796

SkyNet

  1. The future of mobile http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/future-of-mobile.html
  2. Chromium blog: DNS Prefetching (or Pre-Resolving) http://blog.chromium.org/2008/09/dns-prefetching-or-pre-resolving.html
  3. Three Firefox extensions engage Google Chrome, Opera, MS IE http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-10046472-12.html
  4. Sergey Brin starts blog, tells of his Parkinson's risk http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/09/google-co-found.html
  5. Google closes Phoenix, AZ office http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/changes-in-phoenix.html
  6. Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Something to Fear http://tinyurl.com/3gp6bk (TechCrunch)
  7. Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Nothing to Fear http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/technology/21digi.html
  8. GE Drops Google, Selects Zoho http://www.webguild.org/2008/09/ge-drops-google-selects-zoho.php
  9. Book Search everywhere: new Google tools http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2008/09/book-search-everywhere-with-new.html
  10. Chrome antics: did Google reverse-engineer Windows? http://tinyurl.com/4cx98g (Ars technica)

General Technology

  1. Stanford offers free CS, robotics courses http://www.deviceguru.com/2008/09/17/stanford-frees-cs-robotics-courses/
  2. Best of the Best: The Hive Five Winners http://lifehacker.com/5052582/best-of-the-best-the-hive-five-winners
  3. Tesla to build electric-car factory in San Jose http://www.mercurynews.com/bizreports/ci_10481210
  4. 12-yr-old may revolutionize solar industry http://www.goodcleantech.com/2008/09/a_12yearolds_solar_cell_may_re.php
  5. Two MIT faculty win MacArthur 'genius' grants http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/macarthur-0923.html

Leisure & Entertainment

  1. Fairtilizer Launches Next-Gen Music Company http://tinyurl.com/4h9tmx (ReadWriteWeb)
  2. Yahoo enables one-click song searching http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/09/yahoo-rhapsody.html
  3. How Spore and DRM Have Changed PC Gaming Forever http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/cnews/article.php/3772716
  4. Electronic Arts loosens locks on Spore http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-techblog20-2008sep20,0,1852207.story
  5. One Week With the Svelte New iPod Nano http://www.technewsworld.com/story/mobile-tech/64572.html

Economy and Technology

  1. BillShrink helps you save money http://tinyurl.com/3omhon (VentureBeat)
  2. Surviving the Financial Crisis http://blogs.zoho.com/general/surviving-the-financial-crisis/
  3. The three business tech risks you don't know about http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20080917/tc_infoworld/111107
  4. Transcript: Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122142717791833671.html
  5. Melting Ice Brings Competition for Resources http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,579265,00.html
  6. Silicon Valley's resiliency might get tested http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/21/BU0R12T9V7.DTL

Civilian Aerospace

  1. SpaceX Confirms Flight 4 http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=6666
  2. Hurricane forced bedrest volunteers to get up early http://tinyurl.com/4v44lh (NewScientist)
  3. Grant for eco-friendly rocket engine http://www.salford.ac.uk/news/details/763
  4. EPA won't limit rocket fuel in drinking water http://www.watertechonline.com/news.asp?N_ID=70648

Supercomputing & GPUs

  1. Borrowing video game technology to model human biology http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080916155058.htm
  2. CUDA, Supercomputing for the Masses: Part 8 http://www.ddj.com/hpc-high-performance-computing/210602684
  3. High-end coprocessors: An overview http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39348/135/
  4. Nvidia to cut workforce by 6.5 percent http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/09/18/nvidia-cuts-workforce-by-6-5-percent/1
  5. Adobe uses graphics chip for faster Photoshop CS4 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-10048014-39.html

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